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January 21, 2002
Volunteers Warm up to Winter at Toronto Winterfest
TORONTO, ONTARIO - Toronto Winterfest presented by Shoppers Drug Mart,
Ontario's second largest winter festival, enlists the services of more than 800
volunteers from twenty three organizations to help transform Nathan Phillips
Square and Mel Lastman Square into two fun winter wonderland destinations on
February 8, 9, and 10.

Toronto Special Events volunteers fill key positions at our year-round
festivals and events providing a sense of warm community spirit. Currently,
there is a team of more than 1,000 volunteers with very diverse backgrounds -
from service clubs to cultural groups - coming together to celebrate our city
and actively participate in their neighbourhood.

Toronto Special Events is proud to receive the support of the Culture Link,
Rotary Club of York, Havergal College, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 66, B'Nai
BRith Youth Organization, Harriet Tubman Community Organization, Montage
Support Services, Rotary Club of Willowdale, North York Little Prints, NCA
Canada, Toronto Rotary Club, Scouts Canada - Old Mill Troop, Toronto Scouts
Canada - 653rd -102, Yat San Chinese School, Toronto Youth Committee (Race
Relations), Girl Guides of Canada - Toronto Area, Girl Guides of Greater
Toronto, City Centre Childcare - North York Little Hearts, North York Senior's
Centre, IOF Foresters, Willowdale Baptist Church, and the Toronto Kiwanis Boys
and Girls Club-Gerrard Unit.

Toronto Winterfest is an incredible three day, indoor-outdoor festival for
those who prefer to celebrate, rather than hibernate, during the coolest season
of the year! The festival fun begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 8 at
Nathan Phillips Square with the Opening Ceremonies and continues throughout the
weekend at both festival sites from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday,
February 9 and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 10 with a free
pancake breakfast hosted by Enbridge Consumers Gas to kick start each morning.

Ride the Rocket to both our festival sites! For Nathan Phillips Square located
at 100 Queen Street West, take the TTC Queen Street streetcar (501), or the
Yonge Line subway (exit Queen station) or the University Line (exit Osgoode
station). For Mel Lastman Square, take the Yonge Line subway (exit North York
Centre). Getting there couldn't be easier!

For more information on this or other Toronto Special Events, call Access
Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit

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